Point Cabrillo Lighthouse sunset

Point Cabrillo Lighthouse (Sunset)

featuring Chris Botti's "Midnight Without You"

The Point Cabrillo Light Station, located in Mendocino County, California, is a California State Historic Park. The lighthouse indeed has a long and interesting history. First lit in 1909, it was a guide for a record number of ships carrying lumber to rebuild San Francisco after its 1906 earthquake. It later adopted new technology when it became a monitoring station for the now-defunct LORAN electronic navigation system.

Since its construction, the lighthouse has been maintained by a variety of owners and keepers, and is now owned by California State Parks and managed by the Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers Association. The grounds includes several outbuildings including vacation rental homes. The intricate lantern uses the original third-order fresnel lens, which was refurbished in 1999.

This video features the beautiful natural setting surrounding the light, including its thick golden fields and the Pacific Ocean waves swirling in the headlands below.

Chris Botti is a contemporary jazz trumpeter who has become one of the top-selling instrumental artists of the 21st century. His performances blend pop, jazz, and classical music– resulting in a style that reaches beyond only jazz audiences.

Links

Point Cabrillo Light Station
Inventory of Historic Light Stations: Point Cabrillo
Mendocino County Official Travel Site
Chris Botti Official Site


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